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Welcome to Turtles!

Turtle class is taught by Miss Bowen and supported by Mrs Pearson.

Here is our classroom...




Our Curriculum

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Through PSHE sessions and provision, we will learn and explore all about ourselves, including hygiene, healthy eating and emotions. We will learn how to build relationships with each other as we move through the first half-term. 

Communication and Language

There are plentiful opportunities both in the indoor and outdoor environments to enable children to develop their communication and language skills. We will develop our vocabulary through play, reading and a 'Word of the Week'- this will be published on Seesaw.

Over the half-term we will read a variety of different texts, including non-fiction and poetry, to encourage a love of reading. Some of our favourite texts include The Colour Monster, When I Grow Up and Ruby's Worry. 

Physical Development

We have daily fine motor sessions and activities in provision to help strengthen our muscles for writing. This includes: Digit Dance, Dough Disco and The Write Dance. 

This half-term we are doing gymnastics on Mondays to develop our balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. On Wednesdays, we are doing multi-skills to further develop our agility, balance and coordination. The children will be able to use the climbing frame and bikes during the week too.  


This half-term, we will learn four phase two sounds a week in phonics, alongside six tricky words (words that cannot be sounded out). We will practise reading and writing each sound and progress to reading and writing CVC/CVCC words. A reading book will be sent home for children to apply their phonics and reading skills. The expectation is for children to read 10 minutes, 5 days a week to build fluency. As the term progresses, children will also have word cards (also known as sight words) to learn at home. You can read more about sight words here


This half term we will:

  • use our subitising skills (notice what we see without counting)
  • compare amounts
  • compare size, mass and capacity
  • create repeating patterns
  • explore one more and one less

Understanding the World

Over the half-term we are going to explore family, how we have changed over time and people in the community. In RE, we will begin to think about Christianity and the story of creation.  Find our keys here. 

Expressive Art and Design 

We will begin the half-term by painting a self-portrait, thinking carefully about shape, colour and features. Later in the half-term, we will design and make our own healthy smoothie. Please find our key here.